Join us tomorrow at 2 p.m. PDT for coverage of the ESPN televised final table of the $1,000 NLHE with rebuys event.
Barry Cales raised to 25,000 from the small blind, Todd Witteles moved all in from the big blind, and Cales called. Witteles tabled Q-Q while Cales held the
. The flop was
and Witteles kept his lead. The turn was the
and Cales would need an ace or a king to eliminate him. The crowd let out a huge gasp when the river brought the
, sending Witteles to the rail as the TV final table bubble boy.
Cards are back in the air.
After one more elimination, play will conclude for the night.
Michael Chu raised from the button, Todd "Dan Druff" Witteles moved all in from the small blind and Chu called. Chu showed the
while Witteles flipped up the
flop gave Witteles trips, Chu's hand did not improve on the
turn or the
river, and Witteles doubled up.
After the hand, Witteles was up to 190,000 and Chu was down to 470,000.
The pace of play has slowed considerably as we approach the televised final table bubble. An ESPN crew has swarmed both of our remaining tables, hoping for some good sound bites and "b-roll" (secondary footage). Though there is a substantial ($10,000+) pay jump from 10th place to 11th place, what weighs even more on the minds of some of these players is the chance to play on TV and the opportunites such exposure may afford.
Blinds are now 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante.